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Rioli ready for recall

VFL R10: Rioli boots two Watch Daniel Rioli highlights from Richmond VFL's Round 10 clash against Williamstown.

Daniel Rioli strongly pushed his case for selection in Richmond’s Round 13 senior side against Geelong at the MCG on Sunday with a lively display at VFL level yesterday.

The quick, slick small forward was one of the team’s best players in the narrow loss to Williamstown at Burbank Oval, finishing the match with 18 disposals, 10 contested possessions, four handball receives, three tackles and two goals.

In his second full game back from the broken foot he sustained during the last quarter of the Tigers’ 2017 Grand Final triumph over Adelaide, Rioli moved smoothly throughout and created plenty of opportunities for teammates with typically clever play.

Another premiership Tiger in Jacob Townsend also boosted his chances of a return to the senior line-up with a strong performance yesterday.

Townsend had 16 disposals, took four marks, kicked two goals and was at his defensive-minded best, applying 11 tackles.